director de orquesta, Diego Fasolis
Diego Fasolis has gained worldwide recognition as one of the leading performers of historically informed music. He combines versatility and virtuosity with a stylistic accuracy which is appreciated by international audiences and critics. He has been awarded the most coveted prizes (more than 120 productions published by the major international record companies from EMI-Virgin to Naïve and today mainly with Universal Music and Warner Classic). He studied in Zurich, Paris and Cremona, obtaining four diplomas with distinction. He began his career in the '80s as an organ performer, with hundreds of concerts; in 1993 he was appointed Permanent Director of the vocal and instrumental ensembles of the Swiss Radio and Television and since 1998 he has covered the position of Director with "I Barocchisti" (a baroque orchestra - playing historical instruments - founded with his wife Adriana Fasolis-Brambilla, who died prematurely and to whom, in 2013, he dedicated a charity foundation supporting young musicians). He has been collaborating as a guest Maestro with leading international ensembles and with the most important voices on the international scene. Since 2011 he has been working closely with mezzosoprano Cecilia Bartoli on world-renowned projects, audio and video recordings and important concert tours the latest dedicated to Italian and German authors in the St. Petersburg’s archives. With Ms Bartoli he will perform Bellini's "Norma", Rossini's "Cinderella", "Le Compte Ory" and "Donna del Lago" in the coming years. In 2011 Pope Benedict XVI conferred on him an honorary doctorate for Sacred Music. Mr. Fasolis has received numerous gold discs and Grand Prix du Disque for works by Händel and Vivaldi and in 2013 an Echo Klassic for Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci for his commitment to the rediscovery of the operatic repertoire. In 2014, he received two nominations for the Grammy Award for this work and for the triumphant project “Mission”, with works by Agostino Steffani and in 2015 for the St. Petersburg project.